Portraits of Inuit Artists

Photographer and Arctic enthusiast John Reeves first made pictures in Cape Dorset almost 50 years ago. A committed portraitist, he has created an important portrait collection of artists working out of the famed art co-op West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Ltd. Including many Inuit — the original artists coming off the land to produce their work — through to contemporaries of the scene now, we survey a small series of Reeves’ work.


Read John Reeves’ “On Inuit Art” in the November 2007 issue.
To learn more about the beginnings and successes of the art co-op in Cape Dorset, check out the new book Cape Dorset Prints: a Retrospective -- Fifty Years of Printmaking at the Kinngait Studios, by Leslie Boyd Ryan.

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mike toddJuly 23, 2012 08:30 EST

i would like to get in touch with john i have a soap stone carving my aunt left me
i am 52 with lpeelee e6,95 scribed on the back seals sunning

regards ,

mike todd

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